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Old 04-05-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Track Bike suggestions

Wife says I can track a bike, just not the current bike....soooo.......

Open to suggestions for a first track bike...I'm a fan of gsxr's for the comfort on the road, but I'm open to suggestions for a good balance of stability and consistency; going for a 600cc for this rather than the 750 I have for cruising around--

Question for the track riders is this: what are your opinions on reliability in regards to consistent use, and the more forgiving 600cc bikes in regards to a smooth powerband, ( least peakish, and consistent power delivery ) --I know any bike can be tuned, but I would like to start with a good base.

Brake pad recommendations, as well--ability to resist fading would probably the biggest concern

helpful suggestions only please, peanut gallery comments not requested or welcomed--if you don't have a helpful suggestion pertaining to the thread, please move along
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Tracking the 750 you have would be cheapest, but if the wife wants you to buy more bikes just pick up something cheap that you don't mind crashing whether it's a 250, sv, or a 600.
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Tracking the 750 you have would be cheapest, but if the wife wants you to buy more bikes just pick up something cheap that you don't mind crashing whether it's a 250, sv, or a 600.
she says she doesn't want to see me wreck something new ( honestly I don't want to either )...I was thinking of getting a track ready bike...if I can get away with more toys, I'm not going to argue
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You will definitely save money in the long run buying something track prepped already. Go with whatever you can find the best deal on and don't overlook 250s and 650s for fun track bikes.
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A stock used CBR600, I feel like the CBR is more like the GSXR. If you want something more aggressive go with an R6. I never tracked anything other than my R6 and the newer R1s but i've ridden the CBR on the street. The R6 is pretty twitchy if you don't have a stabilizer.

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:53 AM   #6
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If you like the GSXR platform than it's not a bad choice.
As previously ststed buying something already track prepped can save you some money, provided it's done properly.
Before you buy one bring it by the shop and we'll do a visual inspection and test deive, no charge.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #7
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Awesome guys, thanks for the suggestions-Patrick I'll definitely take you up on that

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This is a good deal on a track bike and the seller is a genuine guy.
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This is a good deal on a track bike and the seller is a genuine guy.
i'm with #103 on this one. thats a really nice ready to ride setup. my race bike is a gsxr as well. good platform, huge part availability, and said parts can be had for cheap. but ultimately its what you're comfortable with.
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